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Language Peeve

In this episode of the John Cleese podcast, he takes on a pet peeve of mine, and explains with graphs and charts exactly why it’s wrong to say “I could care less”. Oh, and for those who didn’t know that John Cleese has a podcast: John Cleese has a podcast.

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Airport Security: Annoying or Pointless?

First, here’s an opinion piece by Patrick Smith at the NYT’s “Jet Lagged” weblog, pointing out a lot of the problems with airport security procedures. At every concourse checkpoint you’ll see a bin or barrel brimming with contraband containers taken from passengers for having exceeded the volume limit. Now, the assumption has to be that… Continue reading Airport Security: Annoying or Pointless?



It doesn’t happen here very often this early in the season, but it’s currently snowing! See this artist’s rendition:   (Artist’s rendition may not be 100% accurate.) This isn’t prairie winter, mind you: this is Washington area snow, the kind where even a quarter-inch is enough to close schools and send panicked citizens scurrying to… Continue reading Snow!